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    Hello, I apologise for starting another thread again but I just noticed that my earlobes are pierced at an angle, as in the front looks perfectly spaced out but the back looks like the holes are angled facing each other such at the barbells are sticking together. Is this caused by swelling? Should i remove it and get it re-pierced by another piercer? Thank you.

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    It's hard to say. You mention swelling - have they just been pierced? If so, that might be the case although you wouldn't normally get swelling on one side and not the other.
    Your lobe does look like it is slightly raised between the two piercings rather than flat. Was it always like that? Is your other ear like that?

    It also could be the jewellery - if the bars are quite long then the weight of the balls is going to pull the ends down. What happens when you push the bars to the front?

    Finally, is it a huge problem? I've got 16 lobe piercings in my left ear and 15 in the right. They look perfect from the front but less so from behind. It really doesn't bother me.

    If just pierced, I'd probably say wait and see, particularly after you get shorter bars. If it still annoys you then get them repierced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -yv- View Post
    It's hard to say. You mention swelling - have they just been pierced? If so, that might be the case although you wouldn't normally get swelling on one side and not the other.
    Your lobe does look like it is slightly raised between the two piercings rather than flat. Was it always like that? Is your other ear like that?

    It also could be the jewellery - if the bars are quite long then the weight of the balls is going to pull the ends down. What happens when you push the bars to the front?

    Finally, is it a huge problem? I've got 16 lobe piercings in my left ear and 15 in the right. They look perfect from the front but less so from behind. It really doesn't bother me.

    If just pierced, I'd probably say wait and see, particularly after you get shorter bars. If it still annoys you then get them repierced.
    I got them pierced 4 weeks ago which is fairly young and probably still needs longer healing. I do remember it being like this just a couple of days after being pierced when i touched the back of my ears, but I chalked it up to swelling and hence wasn't that bothered by it. My other ear seems pretty level on both the front and the back.

    When I push the bars to the front they still stick together at the back, and even more so compared to leaving it alone.

    The more I think about it the less of a problem it seems to pose to me, I guess that it being imperfect at the back does give my piercings a unique look and personality lol. I was only bothered by it since I thought majority of piercees had perfect angled piercings both at the front and the back, but it's nice to know I'm not the minority here!

    Thank you so much again for the long reply, it's super helpful and has definitely assured my mind that it's really not a big deal!

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    They do seem quite angled, I'd go back and ask the piercer if there's a reason for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel View Post
    They do seem quite angled, I'd go back and ask the piercer if there's a reason for it.
    Oh no :( Alright, I'll ask him when I go back next week for my septum piercing checkup! Thanks!

    Current Stabbings:

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    Future Stabbings:
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    2x helix

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